Drinking a Shot of Olive Oil a Day Can Actually Lengthen One's Life.

Nov 01, 2015 02:25 PM EST | By Hazel Zol Marie Cañete Baloyo

According to studies, drinking a shot of olive oil is key to a healthy diet and can cause one's life to be longer.

It was believed that during the 1960's, most people took a shot of olive oil every breakfast as part of their diet. Especially for those who work out all day under the sun like fishermen and people who did goat herding . Here's why:

The oleocanthal which is a phytonutrient present in the olive oil can decrease the risk of having certain cancers like breast cancer for instance. There are still studies that are being held presently to see the effect of olive oil in other types of cancers. There are also antioxidants present in olive oil that's said to reduce the risk of cancer, especially Vitamin E.

Researchers discovered that consuming olive oil can reduce heart disease. This is because it lessens the overall blood cholesterol, triglycerides and LDL cholesterol, which performs an important role in avoiding the fatty patches to develop.

Olive oil is known to be low in saturated fats, fairly rich in carbohydrates and soluble fiber found in fruits and vegetables and is the best solution for people who suffer diabetes. And even though olive oil is high in calories, researches have studies that it can minimize the possibility of people getting obese.

The said oil can also minimize the risk of having rheumatoid arthritis, though the reasons are unclear yet, researchers confirm that olive oil can help avoid the rheumatoid arthritis.

Researchers also found out that consuming high amount of olive oil helps solidify and mineralize bones. It also reduces the risk of suffering osteoporosis.

There are also studies that proved the fact that olive oil keeps the heart young, because as one grows older his heart undergoes the same process and deteriorates his arteries, the reason why he becomes weaker that he was ever before.

Olive oil may also prevent one to suffer under severe depression.

On the other hand, people should be informed that cheap virgin oil doesn't have any of these effects to one's health.

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